A free PDF of the full special section celebrating achievements in our communities.
- No device found after bomb threat in John Day
- Cops and Courts: July 17, 2019
- Public employee union lands big wage increases in new contract
- County court readies coordination ordinance
- Vance Creek cold case victim identified
- PROGRESS: Emergency grants will fund new well in Prairie City
- Two resident wolves confirmed near Long Creek
- Murderers Creek wild horse management plan released for comment
- Quilters, bed builders join forces to serve kids
- PROGRESS: Dayville blooms as grant funding rains down
In his first state of the city address in March 2018, John Day City Manager Nick Green called on the city to be smart about spending and to stick with its strategy for success.
The collapse of the timber industry in Grant County over the past decades negatively impacted the entire community, from jobs to schools to public services.
The challenges facing Grant County are clearly economic. Loss of timber mill jobs has impacted all sectors of the local economy. But there are successes. County government continues to provide…
This year is shaping up to be a banner year for tourism in Grant County.
Long Creek is a can-do community.
Two major upgrades in Dayville, supported by significant grants, include the renovation of the 99-year-old Dayville Community Hall and 95-year-old Dayville School.
At 4,690 feet on Highway 395 in Bear Valley, the small town of Seneca was a company town that has evolved over the years into a cohesive community serving surrounding ranches and occasional tourists.
Prairie City took a hit in 2009 with the closure of the Prairie Wood Products mill outside of town and a general decline in timber production during the past decades.
Monument is a town where everyone waves hello.
Canyon City has the richest history of any community in Grant County. Founded in June 1862 with a gold rush that drew 10,000 miners within months, making it the largest city in Oregon, Canyon …
The Grant County Economic Development office offers a wide variety of assistance, both in knowledge with business and organization planning and the ability to connect with funding and other re…
The People Mover has come a long way since it was founded in the 1970s. Still considered a frontier county, it was once a small, volunteer-ran program through the Senior Citizens Association t…
Mt. Vernon city officials are moving on three major projects, including wastewater system upgrades, city park improvements and a new location for city hall, which will create space for a new museum.
Bringing broadband internet connectivity to Grant County has been a geographic, financial and political challenge, but some light glimmers at the end of the tunnel.
Two years ago, the city of John Day embarked on an ambitious project — to purchase and restore the Oregon Pine mill site to create a home for our new wastewater treatment plant. But it wasn’t …
Adding a deck or patio to a home adds living space and value. The project can also be an enjoyable spring or summer building activity.
Julia Justice wants her customers to be successful gardeners.
For fresh ideas on decorating with a Grant County twist, shoppers will want to check out “etc. A Unique Boutique” in downtown John Day.
Healthy living in Grant County: The essential reference for quality care.
January is an interesting month.
Oregon’s suicide rate has been increasing since 2000, but people can take proactive steps to combat it.
The digital revolution has allowed people with physical ailments to learn more about their conditions by visiting websites, such as WebMD, for the past 10 years.
There’s no need to travel halfway around the world to enjoy the benefits of tai chi, an ancient Chinese martial art.
There have been many exciting changes at Blue Mountain Hospital District over the past two years.
It’s not easy being a new mother, especially in rural Oregon where isolation and remoteness can pose daily challenges and impact healthy child development. However, help is available.
The unthinkable happens. You have been injured or have an illness that severely affects your ability to be independent. And you may find yourself in your own community or another community, fa…
In our fast-paced digital world, the opportunity for meaningful face-to-face interaction still does exist and perhaps at an unlikely place, the pharmacy.
Being healthy starts well before you ever get sick and need a doctor. Preventative health care can go a long way toward keeping your immune system strong and helping you physically and mentall…
Every time you go to the doctor, she’s going to take a couple of numbers that can tell you a lot about your health. High cholesterol and high blood pressure can both lead to or be symptomatic …
Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for Americans, for both men and women and most ethnicities; for American Indians and Asians/Pacific Islanders, heart disease is second to cancer in ca…
Influenza isn’t just a cold on steroids. This disease, which resurfaces every fall and can be a health risk well into the next spring, can knock even the healthiest people out of commission fo…
Weight is no one’s favorite topic, but it is an important factor in your health. Being overweight or obese puts people at greater risk of being diagnosed with chronic conditions like diabetes,…
How you handle stress is a huge factor in the rest of your health as well as your overall quality of life. Poor stress management can make you feel under the weather, exacerbate conditions you…
Grant County businesses and nonprofits working together for stronger communities.
Oregon hunters are getting a new incentive to turn in poachers.
The Blue Mountain Eagle at 150 years is the oldest weekly newspaper in Oregon, although it operated under different names until 1898.
Today’s students have it pretty easy.
If you close your eyes, you can almost see a calf being roped at about the 40-yard line.
The following letter, reprinted from the June 28, 1956, edition of the Eagle is said to have been written in 1863 by Bradford C. Trowbridge, father of Charles Trowbridge of John Day, to his fa…
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One way World War I entered into the lives of Grant County residents in 1918 was through the draft.
When World War I broke out on July 28, 1914, it was called the Great War. Later it was called the “war to end all wars.” More than 70 million military personnel were mobilized in the global conflict.
“Stockmen are all opposed to the late grazing order,” a front-page headline in the Feb. 8, 1918, Blue Mountain Eagle announced as a long-simmering dispute over grazing on public lands in Grant…
Troop movements during World War I are blamed for making the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic the deadliest natural disaster in human history. Some scientists have traced the origin of the dise…
Federal income taxes were 5 years old when an agent from the Internal Revenue Service traveled to Grant County to explain the system to locals.
Demand for chrome for military purposes spurred the development of deposits in Grant County after the United States entered World War I in 1917.
It was early in the third week of a rainy elk season. We always get wet in September, but this year was extremely wet.
Chelsea McDaniel thinks the unicorn bull that came running right at her last year might have been a sign from heaven. She had hunted elk for 18 years without success, and now a big bull was ru…
Hunters spend a lot of time hoping. We hope we draw a tag, hope the wife lets us go, hope the weather is good and hope we can find a buck that wants to come home with us. However, you should n…
Filling the freezer after a successful hunt is rewarding, but if you find yourself in a recipe rut, here are a few ideas to bring that bounty to the dinner table.
When I was a young man, my father sold real estate, and every now and then, brother and I would get selected to clean up a house that was to be listed.
His camo is in the closet and his bow is on the wall,
When we started dating back in 2014, my wife-to-be had only once fired a gun. During that endeavor, an ex thought it would be hilarious to turn her loose, for her first time ever, with a 12 ga…
Hard winters often play havoc with big game herds, making forage harder to find and causing deer and elk to be more vulnerable to predators as they are forced to struggle through deep snow. Fo…